Fr. Peter Scott on the Novus Ordo Missae

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the effective date of that horrible rite called the Novus Ordo Missae.  Fr. Peter Scott, SSPX, who now resides in Nigeria, wrote an article on the Novus Ordo Missae in the December 2019 Issue of “Defende Nos”, the newsletter of St. Michael’s Priory in that same country.  To his merit, Fr. Scott continues to maintain the line of Archbishop Lefebvre on this subject (italics mine):

“A Mass that fails to express fully Catholic teaching concerning the sacrifice and its purpose, as it ought to do, is lacking an essential element. It manifestly suffers from a privation of the good that is due to it. It is not what the Mass ought to be, and cannot attain the purpose of the Mass. It is quite simply evil, and that privation of the due good is to be found in the assembly of ceremonies and prayers of the Mass itself…..The affirmation that the New Mass is evil is an objective statement that this liturgical act as such does not adequately profess the Faith, nor does it attain its end…..”

So what does this mean in regards to the morality of active attendance at the Novus Ordo Missae (italics mine):

“Having established that the New Mass is objectively evil, it necessarily follows that the celebration of or assistance at it is a disorder, opposed to God’s will, and a sin. It is, moreover, a sin against the virtue of religion, namely the sin of sacrilege, to attempt to give glory to God by a ceremony that is not truly, in itself, to His glory…..To assist at such (relatively reverent) Masses is a venial sin of sacrilege. We have no right to do so, just as we have no right to commit any venial sin, not even to satisfy a precept of the Church.”

Did you read that Your Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson?  Did you read that Mr. Sean Johnson?  Why is it that Fr. Scott, even though he is now part of the neo-SSPX, continues to maintain the line of Archbishop Lefebvre in that the Novus Ordo Mass is evil in itself and therefore one must never actively attend it, and yet you both, who claim to oppose the neo-SSPX, teach that it is morally acceptable to actively attend it under certain circumstances?

Please come back to the line of the Archbishop.

Get Out of Your Material Schism

All Catholics acting in good faith, but accept Jorge Bergoglio as pope, please beware that you are in a material schism with the true pope, Benedict XVI.  Your efforts at rebuilding Christendom will bear little fruit if you continue in your adherence to a false pope.  You can see with your very own eyes how sharply the situation has deteriorated since March 2013 in both the Church and the world.  Those of the Catholic Resistance of the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre should find it very interesting that 2013 marks the year when the resistance to the new direction of the SSPX should have grown and continue to grow to this very day.  Yet what has happened since then other than the diminishing of that resistance?  Could it be that Our Lord and Our Lady are not happy that most of the Catholic Resistance accepted and still accept Jorge Bergoglio as pope?  I will leave that for you to think about.

I am well aware that the ultimate answer is the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but praying for Jorge Bergoglio to do it is a waste of time and energy and, objectively speaking, an insult to Our Lady because he is not the pope.  Nevertheless, while we implore Our Lady to intercede, we must do our part, and that includes rejecting Jorge Bergoglio as pope and accepting Benedict XVI as the true pope.  Let us also pray for the conversion of Pope Benedict XVI and that he publicly repents of the evil he has inflicted upon the Church, condemns Vatican II, the Novus Ordo Missae, and the post-conciliar reforms, and works for the restoration of Christendom.

“Pray as though everything depended on God; act as though everything depended on you.”
St. Ignatius of Loyola